By Caitlin Yardley
Mobile Composition is a publication by artist Caitlin Yardley that parallels an installation focusing on the interior of Alvar Aalto’s Maison Louis Carré, located outside Paris and the art collection of Louis Carré, an art dealer for whom the house was built. Working from photographic documentation of the collection recorded during the 1962 visit of Finnish President, Urho Kekkonen, Mobile Composition focuses on the posthumous dispersal of the collection and is an attempt to reconvene it through other means.
Acting as placeholders, key works from the collection have been (re)-produced, taking their titles and dimensions from the originals, and installed and documented to replicate the archival photographs.
Conceived as an interior in its own right, the publication assembles these new images with intersecting fragments of cultural and personal histories to form a non-linear, non-hierarchical body of evidence.
With contributions from Katrina Schwarz, Curator, British Council and Gemma Weston, Curator, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, University of Western Australia.
London, 2017, 23x22cm, 80pp, Paperback.